Re: [CR]Need Silca help

(Example: Framebuilders)

Subject: Re: [CR]Need Silca help
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Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2005 12:03:32 -0400

Mike Stonich wrote:

Sounds like you have the washer in backwards.

I know it is risky to assert things when I am at work and the pump is home in the basement, but I am quite sure I put it in correctly. The open end faces the pump head _____________ pumphead >==============handle

The washer was kind of stiff. I am going to try kneading it a bit to get a little more flexibility.

Marcus Helman Warren, MI

At 9/12/2005 10:13 AM -0400, wrote:
>I just installed a new leather washer on an old Silca frame pump. Thanks
>to Paulie Davis for the washer. I smeared it with olive oil, a new one for
>me, since I had always used grease before, and installed it. The pump has
>the nice metal Campagnolo head. When I cover the hole in the head (the
>pump head, not my head) with my thumb, and draw the plunger back, no air
>comes in. If I let the plunger go, it slides back toward the pump body.
>What should I do? Please do not advise me to ditch the Silca in favor of a
>Zefal. I want to get this one working.

Mark Stonich; Minneapolis Minnesota

Marcus Helman
Warren, MI 48090